From Gewogs and Dzongkhags

Development activities yet to be completed

People in the gewog are content that all the development activities are about to be completed.

One kilometer of rural water supply scheme (RWSS), an additional source in Tashilingmaed with the budget of Nu 80,000 and two kilometers of source protection in Zomling chiwog with the budget of Nu 170,000 is under construction.

The gewog’s community primary school (CPS) is under construction with budget allocated from the central budget. The new gewog lhakhang which is a Nu 0.2mn budget project is also under construction.

Gup Tek Bdr. Saru said “We are hoping that the construction will be completed by the end of 31 January 2013 as it is one of the new lhakhangs which will be constructed in Semjong”.

Other development activities are also underway like irrigation channels and outreach clinics (ORCs).

(Sonam Wangmo)


Historical Building renovated to house gewog office

A historical building known as Nagtshang in Dzomi has been reconstructed and refurbished into a gewog office.

According to the Gewog Gup Phuntsho Namgay the Nagtshang was a military headquarters during the time of Trongsa Penlop Jigme Namgyel.

Later the building was left without care and remained in ruins. At one time four households stayed in the building but they could not afford to roof the huge building.

In October 2010 the gewog was ordered to maintain the building and therefore it was converted into a gewog office. The construction was completed in July this year.

“Since the building has 10 huge rooms, Renewable Natural Resources (RNR) center and Community Information Center (CIC) is also there,” he said.

Gup Phuntsho said that community computer center helps the community to get the thram and house number for their land through online services and provides computer knowledge to students in the gewog.

(Thinley Wangmo)


School Captains elected for 2013

The 2013 School Captains Elections are over for Khamdang Lower Secondary School under Trashiyangtse Dzongkhag where 12 students were nominated for the School Captains positions.

Lham Nidup and Kesang Deki were elected as School Captains for boys and girls respectively.

Election Day was observed on the morning of 3 November.

One of the teachers said, the Election Day was a success story where the student nominees gave an outstanding performance during the campaign period.

Each candidate was given three minutes to speak and most students were inspired by their speeches which were convincing enough for the national elections.

“Teachers were captivated during the day as were officials from the Election Commission of Bhutan (ECB) to see the students campaign and deliver very impressive speeches in true democratic manners,” said a teacher from the Khamdang School.

The School teachers said the event has been successful to create awareness about election procedures among the student body and the locals who witnessed the elections.

The school has 335 students and 12 teachers.

(Tashi Deki)

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